Wheelchair accessible flights

Every person has the right to equal rights this surely should include equal comfort, from personal experience with my brother who is a wheelchair user taking a holiday is not easy or comfortable for them to access as it is for a mobile person, my brother will be driven in his chair to the door of the plane and then carried by myself to his seat on the plane this sometimes can be a seat he physically cannot access due to not being able to bend his legs or a seat that because of his condition he is unable to support himself and spends the entire flight sliding out of the seat this needs to change surely if we are able to acces a seat to support us why don't the same rules apply for them?Our aim is to raise awareness of the difficulties wheelchair users experience when travelling on an aeroplane, and ultimately remove barriers to allow wheelchair users to be able to travel in the comfort and safety of their own chairs. Currently, the vast majority of airlines will allow wheelchairs to travel on their aeroplanes, but their policies state that they cannot be seated in their own wheelchair in the passenger cabin, and instead their wheelchair must be stored in the hold. As you can imagine, having no other option but for a wheelchair user to have to be seated in a standard aeroplane seat causes distress and discomfort to the user, and in most cases simply is unsafe, therefore meaning that many wheelchair uses are unable to travel on an aeroplane, and are discriminated from being able to access equal opportunities and experiences that ambulant users can. As you will be aware, most public transport has already been adapted to accommodate wheelchair users, including trains, taxis and buses, yet aeroplanes have been forgotten about. Our first step to making a change and providing wheelchair users with equal rights to travel in safety and comfort, is creating a petition and getting enough signatures for this to be debated in Parliament so that airlines provide reasonable adjustments to their aeroplanes.

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